Books are the real friends of a man. The American actor Groucho Marx said that “Outside Of a Dog, A Book Is A Man’s Best Friend. Inside Of A Dog, It’s Too Dark To Read”. On the other hand, the prominent American writer Elwyn Brooks White said, “Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.” Really the books are man’s closest friend. The people who don’t read books fall behind a few generations. Try to read more books to live more.
Anyway, I assume that you must be a book lover, that’s why you are here. Today I am gonna write the Review of a Japanese book name Salvation of a Saint, written by the prominent Japanese writer Keigo Higashino. So If you are interested, keep your reading to know more.
About Keigo Higashino, Writer of This Book
Before starting writing about the Book, you may need to know about the writer of this famous book Keigo Higashino. Undoubtedly Keigo Higashino is one of the most popular along with the biggest-selling authors in Japan.
He was born on February 4, 1958, in Ikuno-Ku, Osaka. He started his literary career when he was working in Nippon Denso Co. as an engineer. So far, he has won numerous awards, including Edogawa Rampo Prize. In Japan, the writer has the finest mystery works, who is awarded the Edogawa Rampo Prize. Keigo Higashino won this award for his great work Hōkago in 1985, when he was only 27 years old. After getting popular in literature, he quit his job as an engineer and fully concentrated on writings.
This writer’s most popular book is The Devotion of Suspect X, which was considered the second best-selling book in Japan. After publishing this mystery genre book, more than 800,000 copies were sold. Later, this novel was adapted into a film that was the third-highest growing film of the year. Keigo Higashino won the Mystery Writers of Japan Inc award in 1999 for his captivating works Himitsu. Later, Himitsu was translated by Kerim Yasar in the English language.
This writer is one of the best mystery writers in Japan. Not just only inside Japan, his writing is admired all over the world. His writing translated into so many languages such as English, Spanish, etc.
The Plot of “Salvation of a Saint” Book
The Salvation of a Saint Is a mystery book. In this mystery book, you follow the death of a man who was about to leave his wife. The story of this book starts with them having this conversation about the fact that this guy has basically a one-year plan, and he presented his plan to his wife before they got married.
His plan was basically like he wanted to have a child with her within the first year of their marriage. Otherwise, he was going to leave her and have a child with someone else. Because he basically believed that the only reason to be married was to have children. They have this conversation; that night, they have a dinner party with another couple that has recently had a baby and the wife’s assistant at her work.
And then the wife goes away on a trip to visit her parents because her father has been sick recently and she hasn’t seen them at all since she’s been married. And so she basically asked her husband that I will agree to the agreement give me this weekend to see my parent, and then we will resolve things.
However, that weekend while she is away, her husband dies. Like in this situation, the very obvious suspect for the murder is the wife, but since she was literally hundreds of miles away when he had died. The police now have to figure out what exactly is going on.
Reviews Of “Salvation of a Saint”
I want to recommend you Keigo Higashino’s book if you are a mystery lover. For the mystery book lover, Keigo Higashino is a very precious writer. The salvation of a Saint is the third Keigo Higashinos book I have read in my life. After reading this book, it seems that I never read a mystery book like this. It is a book of another writing style, where your perspective will automatically change. Automatically you will start thinking differently.
This is the book where you don’t necessarily know who exactly it until towards the end of the book, though in my head, it was pretty clear who did it. And so you are following the detectives the whole time you are learning about the case and things like that. And you’re kind of just like finding out information as they’ve finding it out and putting the pieces together with them, which is always really fun for me as a mystery reader.
But you see that there’s only really like one, maybe two, potential suspect. At least in my head, that’s how it was the entire book. And so, as you are reading through the story, you’re just trying to figure out how did they pull this off? And then why did they it off? Because like motivation is going to be part of the solving of the crime itself. So the reason why these types of books are called the detective galileo series.
This like one of the books where it’s perfectly crafted. All of the like stings are perfectly placed; everything is just put together so well. Keigo Higashino asks different questions; he turns these tropes that a mystery book has on its head a little bit and provides you with a different perspective on the mystery. So that’s all my thoughts about this book.
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